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. >>> president obama and governor romney were largely in agreement on a range of foreign policy concerns. particularly those centering on the middle east. the ouster of former president mubarak of egypt, the 2014 exit date for afghanistan, the killing of terrorists with nutes romney and obama echoed each other. >> question. is bipartisanship now back in style at least when it comes to foreign policy in a presidential debate? pat buchanan? >> no it isn't but they are moving toward consensus where the american people are at. they are both pro israel, going to stand beside them. both very hawkish toward iran, although they don't want war in the middle east again. they don't want boots on the ground. they both say we have to do nation building here at home because that is the consensus where the american people are at john. but i wouldn't call it bipartisanship. romney lost this debate on points but he won it because he contradicted the image barack obama has sought to portray of him, reckless, bombing people, putting troops in syria. that is why you are seeing the steady momentum of romney
the sources, hardest ta >>> >>> the second debate between president obama and governor mitt romney this past tuesday drew a tv audience of 65.6 million viewers. the debate was at hofstra university on long island in new york, town hall style. testy, tense and quite rivetting throughout. here's the president, pressing governor romney on romney's tax plan and how he'll do what he claims he will do. >> if somebody came to you, governor, with a plan that said, here, i want to spend $7 or $8 trillion and we're going to pay for it, but we can't tell you until maybe after the election how we're going to do it, you wouldn't have taken such a sketchy deal. and neither should you, the american people, because the math doesn't add up. >> we're talking about math -- when we're talking about math that doesn't add up, how about $4 trillion of deficits over the last five years, or $5 trillion, that's math that doesn't add up. we have a president talking about someone's plan in a way that's completely foreign to what my real plan is. and then we have his own record which is we have four consecutive years wh
are about to get better. >> it is crunch time in the race for the white house. president obama is in the mid-of a 40 hour coast to coast campaign marathon. >> no sleep. if you're not going sleep you might as well be in vegas. >> wildfire tearing through southern colorado has destroyed at least 14 homes. hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate as the flames spread fueled by winds nearing 80 miles per hour. >> a man has been arrested over last month's attack on the consulate. >> the obama administration is pushing back against critics. >> officials knew a terror group claimed responsibility on twitter and on facebook. >> posting something on facebook is not in and of itself evidence. >> pablo sandoval with a three homer game. >> giants win game one. >> the craze on social media. the monkey on run for three months is on custody. >> employees at a jackson, mississippi business had an unexpected visitor drop in. >> and all that matters. >> donald trump offering $5 million to obama's charity of choice if he releases his college and passport records. >> what's this thing with trump and you. >
november 6th. president obama cast his early ballot in chicago as he tried to boost turnout before election day. >> all of you who have not yet early voted i just want everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was. >> reporter: it's a strategy the president's team will hope give it an edge in battleground states that will likely decide the election. the president wrapped up a 40 hour tour through four those competitive states with a rally last night in cleveland. >> i need you, ohio. america needs you, ohio. >> reporter: ohio is also where mitt romney focused his day making three campaign stops. >> the obama campaign is slipping because he's talking about smaller and smaller things. despite the fact that america has such huge challenges and this is such an opportunity for america and that's why on november 6th i'm counting on ohio to vote for big change. >> reporter: no republican ever won the white house without carrying ohio. that has both sides staging aggressive campaigns there to convince vote towers cast their ballots now. >> i want to remove every elm pediment there
were fast and furious. >> president barack obama and mitt romney have just wrapped up the third and final debate. tonight they sparred over foreign policy. well, tonight we've got team coverage of the race which is -- neck and neck, and that is according to the polls. alongside the fact checking team at usa today, virginia is an important state and andrea mccarren is on the road with details on a potential spoiler for this election out of virginia. first the hits, runs and errors. >> it was the last time the two men will have shared a stage before the election. the last chance for a side by side comparison. polls show to be of low importance this year and with a baseball playoff game, the question is how many undecided voters were paying attention. >> reporter: the goal. >> we want a debate that is worthy of the presidency. >> reporter: the president on his record. >> my first duty is to keep the american people safe and we've done that ovthe last four years -- over the last four years. >> we can't kill our way out of this mess. unfortunately. in no where in the world is america
>> pelley: tonight, the final faceoff. president obama and mitt romney debate foreign policy. we'll look at the world of trouble facing the commander in chief. reports from nancy cordes, jan crawford, john dickerson, david martin, kelly cobiella and bill whitaker. dean reynolds on the battle for ohio. why it could decide the presidential election. paper couldn't stop bullets. a woman shot to death in wisconsin had a court order against the suspected gunman. can the courts protect women? michelle miller has the story. and lance armstrong is officially stripped of his titles. we'll talk to a close teammate about the system of doping that brought down a champion. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from boca raton, florida. >> pelley: good evening from the debate hall at lynn university. 15 days before america elects a president and a new cbs news poll out tonight finds 11% of likely voters are uncommitted. that means they haven't made up their minds or they could still change them. they will decide this election. and it is
>>> the final face off, president obama and mitt romney go head-to-head in one last debate before election day. >>> salon shooting a gunman targets a popular day spa shooting seven women during a terrifying jampg. >> ten people came running out of the back of salon with their hands up. >>> decision day. cycling body rules on whether lance armstrong lifetime ban from the sport and erase seven tour de france victories. this is "cbs morning news." >>> good morning. i'm annemarie green. president obama and mitt romney will meet for their third and final debate tonight, the topic is foreign affairs and the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and iran's nuclear program are expected to be on the agenda. most polls indicate a very tight race and with just over two weeks to go, tonight's meeting could prove pivotal. susan mcginnis is in washington. >> reporter: the two candidates spent largely out of the public eye intensively preparing for tonight, the president up at camp david, mitt romney in florida. no one would have predict this final debate that isn't even focus don't my could be
: as the obama and romney campaigns push voters to vote early. dean reynolds is in the battle ground of ohio. the family of the pakistani girl shot for standing up to the taliban, travels to britain to be at her side. mark phillips has the latest on her fight for life. and what's killing america's bats? seth doane takes us inside the bat cave where scientists are battling a deadly enemy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. forecasters are watching two storm systems tonight that are expected to team up and hit the east coast as something of a super storm. one storm is moving in from the west, the other is hurricane sandy, now over the bahamas and heading north, highest sustained winds, 105 miles per hour. this is how the hurricane looks from space. here is what it's doing on earth. flooding streets in haiti, sending waves crashing on to the shore in cuba, and knocking down trees and buildings. where this cuban is walking, a house once stood. sandy is blamed for at least four deaths in the caribbean. meteorologist david bernard
strategistes, obama deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter, and romney adviser kevin madden. then we'll get analysis from an all-star panel, including peggy noonan of the "wall street journal." david sanger of the "new york times." joe klein of "time" magazine. and our own john dickerson. it's getting hot and heavy, but this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs >> and now from lynn university in boca raton, florida, the site of monday's presidential debate, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again, and welcome to "face the nation." from boca raton, behind me this morning on the lynn university campus, you see what is known as remembrance plaza. it's a memorial to two professors and four students here who were killed in the haiti earthquake in january of 2011 while on a college service trip. and joining me now the home state senator from florida, senator marco rubio who i heard supports mitt romney. >> now, more than ever. welcome back to florida. >> schieffer: thank you, senator. how high are the stakes for tomorrow's debate? >> i think they're im
, president obama and mitt romney tangle on foreign policy and national security. >> mr. president, america has not dictated other nations. we have freed other nations from dictator. >> when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s. >>> trail of terror. one of the women killed in a mass shooting at a day spa had been terrorized by the gunman for years. >>> cycling's governing body strips lance armstrong of his seven tour de france titles and bans him from the sport for life. >>> and the san francisco giants overcome wet weather and overwhelm the st. louis cardinals to win a trip back to the world series. captioning funded by cbs >>> gorng -- good morning, and thank you so much for joining us. it's now exactly two weeks until the election. president obama and mitt romney met last night for their final debate, and the topic was foreign policy, though they did bring up domestic issues. while they agree on several issues, including afghanistan and syria, it was the president who took the more aggressive line. the race remains too close to call
focused on the death of bin laden. obama campaign officials say it is the not their candidate playing politics with libya. >> mitt romney was sending out political press releases. >>> president obama held a lead in the polls but mitt romney's performances have lifted his numbers to where there is now a dead heat in the polls. >> this created a problem in the hinds of some voters. >> the obama campaign said this is exactly how they envisioned the race playing out. >> we feel we are even or ahead in the battleground states. susan mcginniss cbs news, washington. >>> president obama and mitt romney are tied in a poll released yesterday. we are your go-to debate station tonight. we are teaming up with. s.a. today. you can join the conversation via facebook or twitter and then on 9news now at 11:00 we will be talking with paul singer. >>> jordanian authorities say they foiled a terror plot. a government spokesman says all the suspects are from jordan. the spokesman says the men were assisted by al cod operatives base in iraq. >>> jeffrey thompson is under a federal investigation for
>>> good morning. it is monday, october 22, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." president obama and governor romney get set for tonight's final showdown. >>> a new cbs news poll shows tightening race in ohio where both candidates need to win. >>> should scientists go to jail for failing to predict a deadly earthquake and we'll take you inside a controversial trial. >> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> the stakes are pretty high for both candidates. the election is close. this debate cycle has been truly consequential. >> mitt romney and president obama face off in florida tonight. >> for their final debate. the focus will be on foreign policy. people want to know they have a strong, steady hand in the oval office and they don't want someone who is reckless. >> what's becoming apparent in these debates the president has no plans in the next four years. >> who has the kind of strength, calmness, temperament to be the next president. >> police in wisconsin say yesterday's deadly shooting was the result of a domestic dispute. three women
actually at 6:11. back to you. >> thank you. >>> president barack obama and governor mitt romney wrapped up the last of a series of campaign debates last night at lynn university in boca raton, florida. >> this time the focus foreign policy. mitt romney tried to convince americans the president has been strong -- hasn't been a strong enough leader on the world stage. the president used his time to tick off his accomplishments one by one. >> kristin fisher is live from our satellite center with a look at how the night went for each candidate. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. no clear winner out of this third and final debate. instant polls from both cbs and cnn did give president obama a slight edge but mitt romney held his own. no major gaffes even though foreign policy the subject matter of this third and final debate is not his strong suit. that's widely regarded as his big weak spot. i want you to take a look at the video as the two campaign dates walked out. -- candidates walked out. they are all smiles but this was another very heated debate. the most memorable line, t
president obama left the stage with an advantage, 53% of undeclared voters who watched the debate said the president won. 23% called governor mitt romney the winner. while 24% called it a tie. >> those voters also said mr. obama would do a better job on terrorism and national security. the margin was nearly 2-1. also 71% said the president can be trusted to handle an international crisis. 49% said that about romney. and the poll was split 50/50 on who would do a better job on u.s. policy toward china. the two men met last night with a lot on the line. a cbs news national poll taken before the debate shows president obama leading by just two points, and that is within the margin of error, so it's a statistical tie. we begin this morning with jan crawford. she is in west palm beach with the romney campaign. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. good morning, charlie. this was the first debate, when both candidates left the stage happy. the president hit romney hard. his supporters say he really scored some points. but romney held his own, and his team told me he more than
is taking a slight lead, 50% to 47% for president obama. tonight andrea takes us to an ea with a striking contrast of opinions. >> we are in hampton road, this is the region with a huge military presence, and a local economy that is heavily dependent on defense spending. >> my name is sean, and i am a machinist and mechanic on the usa roosevelt. >> i am thomas bell, the business manager for local union 79. >> two men both with military backgrounds,. >> i am not afraid to stand up for my country. i put my life out for 20 years and i'm not afraid to do it again. >> no party has a lack of patriotism -- on it. i'm a u.s. army veteran. >> you can see the island house. >> they work in related fields. >> when i was in desert storm, i guided a lot of these aircrafts in on targets when we were taking out the enemy. >> i would like to say we don't build the ship, we build the shipyards. >> they support different candidates. >> barack obama. >> republican. >> but this is about improving a damaged economy. >> i will concede and say okay bush did it. president obama said he was going to fix it. >> we
. what the obama administration knew and did not know. now it's a two-week sprint to a date with history. >> our campaign is full speed ahead. >> i won't be running the okey-doke. >> pelley: reports from nancy cordes, jan crawford and debate moderator bob schieffer. and bill whitaker in los angeles with a program bringing kids from the chaos of the streets into harmony with the world. >> music is like my meditation. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. investigators say they could see with their naked eyes black specks of deadly fung gas floating in viles of steroids due to be injected into patients across the country. late today authorities said a criminal investigation would be opened and they would move to revoke the license of new england compounding center. that's the pharmacy identified as the source of contaminated drugs that have caused a meningitis outbreak in at least 17 states. 300 people have come down with the disease, 23 have died, and federal officials say the outbreak is spreading. with this rapidly develop
residents in the town of whitmore were forced to evacuate. 2,000 acres have burned. >>> the obama's administration account of the attack in libya has become a hot button issue. four americans died in the benghazi attack including ambassador christopher stevens. one e-mail said an islamist militant group claimed for the attack on facebook and twitter which played into the administration's claims that they knew it was a terrorist attack. yesterday secretary of state hillary clinton said a facebook posting is not conclusive proof. >> posting something on facebook is not in and of itself evidce. and i think it just underscores how fluid the reporting was at the time and continued for some time to be. >> a tunisian man with alleged ties to the attack was arrested in turkey earlier. he's been returned to tunisia facing terrorism charges. >>> the united nations security council backed a four day truce in syria but that doesn't mean the fighting will stop. the u.n. arab league envoy to syria proposed the four day holiday cease-fire. the syrian government said it hasn't signed on and rebel
>>> the big push with less than two weeks before the election, president obama and mitt romney sweep across the map drawing up support in key swing states. >> we're on the homestretch now. and i think the people of colorado will get us all the way there. >> people out there are still trying to make up your mine. some of you here may still be trying to make up your mind. >> campaign controversy. indiana's republican senate candidate draws criticism for his comments on race and abortion. >> i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> strengthening storm, tropical storm sandy threatens the caribbean and could power up into a hurricane later today. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. with under two weeks to go now the race for the white house looks like it will be a photo finish. today president obama begins a two day six day campaign swing to critical battleground states. it includes his 7th visit of the campaign to ohio. mitt romney arrives there
, president obama and mitt romney back on the stomp today. president obama spent of the day in ohio and florida. and a rough day on wall street. the dow is down more than 240 points. the nasdaq dropped about 26 points. apple unveils the new ipad mini. at eight inches, it's two inches smaller and the starting price is smaller as well. >>> 78 today. it is fantastic. and here's a look at your weather cam. 72 now and the winds pretty much down at this hour. the 9 weather alert. green, green, green 82 thome, partly cloudy and 75 on thursday maybe a sprinkle on friday. but still mild temperatures, the low 70s. showers saturday and sunday, unrelated to standee that is a cold front rolling in. >>> maryland's sixth congressional district. this is what the district used to look like and this is what it looks like now. it has parts of germantown and potomac and now registered democrats outnumber republicans there by more than 40,000. as bruce reports that means district six's long time congressman is facing a real battle to hold on to his job. and the man trying to take it is john delannie. >>
finds the candidates tied. that makes tonight's debate a potential game changer. >> president obama ended the iraq war. mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: this ad just released by the obama campaign may preview the president's strategy pointing out foreign policy successes as commander in chief. romney is likely to hit hard on libya. republicans argue the administration's handling of the recent attack there which rutted in the u.s. ambassador's death proves it's time for a change. >> the last couple of weeks with all the problems in libya and the administration's four or five different conflicting statement abouts it may be mitt romney goes in with the upper hand. >> reporter: look for candidates to bring discussions back to the economy as their running natures are doing. >> we're not even creating enough jobs every month just to keep up with the growth of our country's population. we are heading in the wrong direction. he can't run on that record. >> america is not in decline. here's what it is. romney and ryan are in den kneel. >> reporter: -- in denial.
president obama and the republican clincaller face off. randall pinkston has the latest from boca raton, florida. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney take the stage in florida tonight to debate foreign policy. romney is expected to sharply criticize the response to the attack in libya that killed four americans. >> it is the governor's greatest opportunity. he can show there is a weakness in obama foreign policy. >> reporter: the two candidates will also tackle questions on china, iran's nuclear ambitions and ending the war in afghanistan. campaign watchers usually give the advantage to the sitting president when debating international issues. president obama's supporters say he has a strong record, including the successful take down of osama bin laden. >> i expect the president to be especially forceful, since the topic of this debate is foreign policy. this has been one of the great strengths of the president. >> reporter: tonight's debate is crucial to both candidates. polls show a tightening race and that all of the season's debates are swaying voters. >> reporter: in the c
debate gallup had him up seven points, 52% to 45% for president obama. today the romney lead is down to three points, 50% to 47%. the president took his campaign today to colorado. the race there is virtually tied. which way colorado goes may well be determined by latino voters and we asked barry petersen to tell us more about that. >> i've already voted. >> oh, you've already voted. so there you go. >> reporter: the battle for the latino vote in colorado is being waged one house at a time. >> hello there! >> reporter: jesus altamirano works evening getting out the vote for a nonpartisan latino group. when you knock on the door, jesus, who are they leaning towards? >> a lot of individuals have been leaning towards obama. >> reporter: latinos are now at least 13% of the colorado electorate and favor president obama 2-1. nationwide, latinos make up about 9% of voters and are for mr. obama by more than 3-1. when a national politician talks about the latino vote, the prime topic is immigration. accurate or not accurate in terms of the sentiment? >> definitely not accurate. they are -- we
since her murder? >>> after wrapping their final debate, president obama and mitt romney jumped back on the debate trail looking for every last vote. the campaign planned to spend all of their time in a handful of battle ground states? >>> the dust is still settling from last night's debate. trying to win an election that many say is too close for comfort. the president rallied voters in florida and once again accused his republican challenger of having a selective memory. >> if you say you love american cars during the debate but you wrote an article that says "let detroit go bankrupt" you might have ronnesia. that is not leadership you can trust. you know me. you can trust that i say what i mean. >> the president is also targeting voters in ohio today teaming up with biden in dayton. romney has rallies in nevada and colorado. they are spending the next few weeks in the battle ground states. polls show the candidates are virtually tied. they are expected to spend around $100 million on tv ads from now until election day. romney continues to ham near the president on voter's number 1
then senator obama in the 2008 election >> and vote for barack obama reporter: a prolific author, mcgovern wrote eight books including most recently, what it means to be aÑi democrat. almost no one knew better. sneans correspondent nancy cordes. the current presidential candidates are spending this weekend preparing for tomorrow night's third and final debate. president obama is at camp david. mitt romney is in florida. the debate is on international affairs and the moderator is our own bob scheiffer. the "new york times" is reporting that the united states and iran have agreed in principle on negotiations over tehran's nuclear program. but a spokesman for the national security council insists that no such agreement has beenqmó reac. iran denies theÑi report asñrçm. the outbreak of fungal meningitis around theÑi nation 1 now blamed forÑi 28n the centers control says 23 people have died from the meningitis which is linked to steroid shots for back pain. at theÑi vatican this morning, pope benedict xvi is adding seven more saints to the roster. two of them american. one is a na
the latest from republican senator john mccain, and obama supporter mayor rahm emanuel of chicago. plus analysis from ruth marcus of the "washington post." mark leibovich of the "new york times magazine." bob shrum of the the "daily beast." john fund of the "national review." and cbs news political director, john dickerson. here comes the storm because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. welcome to "face the nation." and if there were not enough political and weather news, add this-- an earthquake that measures a magnitude of 7.7 has taken place off the coast of western canada. no injuries or damage reported so far there. so we're going to start with the big storm up the east coast of the united states, hurricane sandy. for that, we go to chief meteorologist david bernard from our miami, florida, station wfor. dave, tell us what you know. >> reporter: all right, good morning, bob. all right the weather is starting to affect the mid-atlantic states and the outer ban
. >>> in the last few days, these suburban voters end up tipping the scales. >> instead of e-mails, obama is sending late night texts that >> instead of e-mails, obama is sending late night texts that say "u up." captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." forecasters have found a new word to describe hurricane sandy on the east coast, they are calling it frankenstorm. >> sandy is pounding the bahamas this morning, and by next week could bring hurricane-force winds, strong rain, record highs, david bernard is watching sandy again this morning. david, what is the latest with the storm? >> put it plain and simple, norah, a category 1 hurricane in the bahamas. it is a little weaker than yesterday, maximum sustained winds 80 miles per hour. it's moving to the northwest at 13. we think the storm is going to leave the bahamas tonight and parallel the east coast for the next 24 to 48 hours. sunday night, early monday morning, roughly east of the outer banks of north carolina, then that infamous turn to the west some time monday, monday night. whether you're talking chesapeake bay or north t
>>> good morning. it is wednesday, october 24, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." president obama and governor romney campaign for every vote they can get in key swing states. >> forecasters are keeping a close eye on tropical storm sandy. could it hit the east coast? >> should you be charged extra for asking questions at the doctor's office. we're going inside over the growing battle over hid >> we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> we're on the homestretch now. and i think the people of colorado are going to get us all the way there. what do you think? >> the presidential candidates storm through the swing states. >> governor romney is in nevada and iowa today. >> the president campaigned in florida and ohio, push agnew 20-page summary for a second term. >> it's not a sketchy deal. >> debate experts agree that president obama won on substance. big deal. lance armstrong won on several substances. >> weak earnings report from blue chips sent shivers from wall street. the dow jones fell 243 points. >> we obtain e-mail alerts that were withou
-- barack obama and his republican challenger mitt romney side by side. it's their final debate on the campus of lynn university in boca raton, florida. foreign policy at issue. clearly libya and the deaths at the benghazi consulate will be front and center. >> you have to figure those will be a hot topic. the romney campaign has continued to ham other this point that the administration has been changing its story about exactly what happened at the embassy there. clearly we have the death of the ambassador and three other americans. that's bad news. they will try to push back. i think obama will try to make the point that some of romney's initial statements on this topic were not very helpful. they're now angry with house republicans for releasing some material on this that might have compromised some other sources in libya. there will be a lot of back and forth on this topic. >> when we talk about cease si and intel -- secrecy and intelligence, just this week, there was a leak that the united states may be ready to begin negotiations with iran, sanctions coming to the time. the
on foreign policy. with the race still very tight, both president obama and mitt romney have a lot to gain and a lot to lose in their final joint appearance before a national audience. it might be their last best chance to win over the uncommitted voters who will decide the election, which is now just two weeks away. for tonight's debate, the candidates will be seated together at a table with bob schieffer, anchor of "face the nation." this is the third time bob has moderated the final presidential debate. >> schieffer: good evening from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought to you by the commission on presidential debates. this one's on foreign policy. i'm bob schieffer of cbs news. the questions are mine and i have not shared them with the candidates or their aides. the audience has taken a vow of silence-- no applause, no reaction of any kind except right now when we welcome president barack obama and governor romney. (cheers and applause) >> good to see you again. >> good to see you. (cheers and applau
is and will always be honored. >>> president barack obama and mitt romney are spending the we will consider preparing for the final debate. the running mates biden is in florida where he stopped by a local campaign office. paul ryan was in ohio. drew levinson picked up our coverage from here. >> reporter: joe biden rallied volunteers at a florida campaign office. >> you guys produce. we win florida. we win florida. >> history, man. >> as biden took on the republican ticket at a rally, a baby interrupted him as he listed ways he thinks mitt romney's policies will hurt americans. >> i don't blame that baby for crying. that baby knows what is in store for him or her if romney wins. >> reporter: while the vice president is out campaigning, president barack obama is cramming for the third and final debate where foreign policy is expected to dominate. romney is in florida for his prep. paul ryan is touring battleground states. >> thanks for being here. you're going to help us elect mitt romney, the next president of the united states, aren't you? >> reporter: in ohio, he accused the president of running th
today, voters go to the polls to decide who will be our next president. last night president obama and republican challenger mitt romney had their final face-to- face debate. tara mergener has more on last night's clash and today's campaigning. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail early rallying supporters in del ray beach, florida after his final debate with mitt romney. >> during the debate, he said he'd want more troops in iraq but he was caught on video saying it was unthinkable not to leave 20,000 troops in iraq. >> reporter: romney posed for pictures with police officers this morning before heading to nevada and colorado. both candidates are beginning an all out blitz of key battleground states in the final two weeks of the campaign. during last night's foreign policy debate, the candidates clashed over military sides and spending, russia and iran but their answers often drifted back to the economy. >> america must be strong. america must lead, and for that to happen, we have to strengthen our economy here at home. you can't have 23 million people struggling to
. >> thank you, monika. >>> this morning the presidential debates of campaign 2012 are over. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the third and final time last night. >> the debate at lynn university in boca raton, florida was supposed to focus on foreign policy. chris finish fisher is in our -- kristin fisher is in our satellite center with more on what happened. a lot thought they could veer this toward the economy. did they do that? >> reporter: for the most part the candidates did stick to foreign policy. there was really no clear winner out of the third and final debate although both cbs and cnn instant polls did give president obama a slight edge. but mitt romney, he held his own, no major gaffes, even though the subject matter of this third and final debaipt as you said -- debate as you said foreign policy is widely considered to be his weakest issue. you can see these two candidates were all smiles when they walked out, but no -- make no mistake about it, this was another very heated debate. the most memorable line, the most tweeted line about the night came from the presi
said he was -- mourdock said he was talking about life, not rape. president obama said he really didn't know what mourdock was talking about. >> rape is rape. it is a crime. these very distinction abouts rape don't make too much to me -- too much sense to me. don't make any sense to me. >> reporter: mitt romney has endorsed mourdock's senate campaign. romney disagrees with what mourdock said but stands by his endorsement. >>> virginia attorney ken cuccinelli is reversing claims on voter fraud. a pennsylvania manual was arrested last week -- man was arrested last week on charges he threw away eight completed voter registration forms. cuccinelli's office says it will investigate the claims in the commonwealth. >>> what did a cheap -- was it a cheap setup or blatant proof of dishonest politics. a new video showing pat moran apparently giving advice on how to commit voter fraud. >> the fallout from this video has already started. pat moran stepped down as director of his father's campaign. ken molestina has more on the video from a conservative watch group which focuses on exposing g
firefighters president obama was delivering his remarks in richmond, virginia, two days of nonstop campaigning, however, beginning to take a toll. >> i'm sorry. are you fired up? >> we're ready. this is our time. i need your help. >> the president just a tad hoarse earlier today. mr. obama did make some election history in chicago a few minutes back when he became a first sitting president to ever cast his vote early. he wrapped up his day in ohio before he's back in washington d.c. tonight. mitt romney kept his focus on the buckeye state all day long. remember no republican has ever captured the white house without winning ohio. >>> a former fbi agent runs down an 18-year-old in a deadly drunk driving crash. today a jury finds adrian johnson guilty of that crime. ken molestina joins us live from upper marlboro with details. >> reporter: this was a very emotional day for all those involved, especially the family of the loved ones of the victims who say today justice was indeed served. it was in february of 2011 that along garner was killed and his close friend badly injured following a drunke
this morning he also plans to vote for president obama. >> i voted for him in 2008 and i plan to stick with him in 2012 and i'll be voting for he and for vice president joe biden next month. >> reporter: for republican challenger mitt romney to win the white house, he'll need victories in several battleground states. today he's focused on winning ohio. the governor greeted voters at a cincinnati cafe this morning. he'll spend the whole day in the critical state working to sway the few remaining undecided voters. >> we recognize this is a year with a big choice and the americans want to see big changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> reporter: no republican has ever won the election without winning ohio. polls still show president obama with a slight edge in the state. >> quote, get out there and start voting right now. >> reporter: ohio has early voting and part of romney's job today will be urging his supporters to vote now. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> this election could be the most expensive ever because the two campaigns have already raised over $1 billion
of solidarity. >>> president obama and governor mitt romney are pushing for early voting. >> today both men continue to campaign in the battleground states that could decide who will become our next president. susan mcginnis has the latest. >> reporter: president obama cast his early ballot in chicago as he tried to boost turnout before election day. >> for all of you who have not yet early voted, i just want everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was. >> reporter: it's a strategy the president's team is hoping will give it an edge in battleground states that will likely decide the election. the president wrapped up a 40- hour tour through four of those competitive states with a rally last night in cleveland. >> i need you, ohio. america needs you, ohio. >> reporter: ohio is also where mitt romney focused his day making three campaign stops. >> the obama campaign is slipping because he's talking about smaller and smaller things despite the fact america has huge challenges and that this is such an opportunity for america. that's why on november 6 i'm counting on ohio to v
going and to create jobs. >> reporter: the obama campaign tuesday released a 20-page plan for manufacturing energy and education. >> my plan will actually move america forward. it's not just a sales job. >> reporter: but the main obama campaign message tuesday is that mitt romney is hiding his true beliefs for political purposes. >> you know what? that's not leadership that you can trust. >> there's no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust. trust matters. >> reporter: with the polls closed, we could be facing a long night in two weeks. >> it is so close. we may wind up seeing one candidate win the popular vote, another win the electoral vote. >> reporter: there's a word for that, yikes. it has happened before, relatively recently, 2,000, when al gore won the popular vote by half a million votes and george bush the electoral vote and therefore the election. >> a tough night that was indeed. will the state of virginia pick our next president? it sure will play a critical role. that is why we sent andrea mccarren crisscrossing the old dominion taking the pu
to the polls. there was a funny moment when president obama voted in chicago, and gary nurenberg has details. >> both sierdz trying to get voters to engage in early voting wherever they can. when the president tried to provide the example in chicago, the elections clerk appeared to catch him by surprise. >> you need some id. >> watch her. she checks. >> did you just look? >> she got an unexpected endorsement from a high-profile republican. >> the governor who was speaking on monday night at the debate was saying things that were quite different from what he said earlier so i'm not quite sure which governor romney we would be getting with respect to foreign policy. >> the doubts about governor romney's beliefs expressed in rolling stone. "you know kids have good instinct. they look at the other guy and say that's a [ bleep ] i can tell." the new poll gives the president a 50 to 45 edge in the crucial state of ohio. >> we're gonna win ohio! >> but six minutes before that -- >> it would be easier to find people who voted for barack obama and change their minds. i need ohio. ohio is going to set
street. >> you don't care if she has a romney sign and you have the obama sign? >> oh, absolutely no way. yeah, i'm glad that she has strong political beliefs. she's a good friend and she definitely has the right to put her signs up in her yard. >> reporter: stevens says even her neighbor, democratic virginia state senator mark herring stopped by to condemn the act. stevens has since put up a much smaller sign. >> it's just nasty, you know. it's wrong. >> reporter: in leesburg surae chinn, 9 news now. >> the romney campaign says they'll loan the stevens another big sign to replace one that burned down. the person responsible, if caught, would face a destruction of property charge. >>> mitt romney is distancing himself from another republican senatorial candidate following a controversial race comment. richard murdoch of indiana told a live tv audience that when a woman gets pregnant after she's raped, it's something god intended. murdoch was on the defensive today. >> due to the situation i think that body can see beauty in every life, but certainly i did not intend to suggest that god
news. >> obama versus romney. the final round. how nasty will it get? >> they don't like each other very much. >> our team of katherine schwarzenegger and chris jacobs is on the ground in florida. >> what effect does "snl's" mocking of the candidates have on the election? >> i'm about to cut you. >> oh, i'd like to see that. >> and can mitt romney close the gap on what has been haunting him, women's issues? president has not had to seek out help from binders. >> whitney houston's daughter visiting her mother's grave. >> i'm completely terrified. ♪ >> only "e.t." has the emotional new footage. >> and the story behind the failed intervention for lindsay lohan. >> lindsay took off and she was running. >> our new interview with her father. and why the family is fighting mad. >> it is taylor swift week. >> only on "entertainment tonight." >> we're the first show, sitting down with the pop star, who earns more than
himself, barack obama, conversation his vote in chicago in his homestate of -- casting his vote in chicago in his homestate in illinois. earlier today the president made a donut run to florida before hding to the battleground state of virginia. mitt romney kept his focus on ohio for the entire day. >> and america wants to see big changes and we're going to bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> we've got to go forward with the policies that are getting us out of this mess and that's why i'm running for a second term. >> in fact, president obama will finish his day in ohio before heading back to washington. mr. obama picked up a big endorsement today from colin powell, but powell insists he's still a republican. >>> arlington county opened a criminal investigation into voter fraud after an indent involving congressman jim moran's son. >> 23-year-old patrick moran resigned as a campaign field director after he was seen on an undercover video discussing illegal voting. peggy fox joins us live with the latest. >> that's right. in that video posted by a conservative activist patric
to rally their troops. >> i'm a volunteer with president obama for washington campaign. >> reporter: the battle lines are drawn. every foot soldier deployed. >> i just wanted to call to see if you're coming in tonight to help make phone calls. >> reporter: in a ground war so intense history is being made yet again in virginia. >> i'm going to rally among my family, my children, my friends to go and vote for president obama. >> reporter: an immigrant from sierra leone is passionate about president obama and eager for election day, her 47th birthday. >> i wish he won that day. will be jumping up and down for joy. >> reporter: this 1 just as excited but for romney. >> we've got someone who is going to look at the economy and the growth of the country and get it back to where it used to be. >> reporter: both women plan on attending upcoming campgn events, president obama with president clinton money. >> i love both of them. >> reporter: governor romney will be at a rally in haymarket this weekend. >> so excited. sunday is the big day. >> reporter: 20% of prince william county res
to talk about what's in my plan. >> reporter: the obama campaign plans to hand out a 20-page outline of the president's agenda to millions of voters in battleground states. the romney campaign continues to point to its website for his five-point plan. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> if you don't like either mitt romney or president obama in this election, a third party may be an op. candidates from the lib tear january, green, constitution and -- libertarian, green, constitution and justice departments are on the ballot in most states. >>> richard murdoch made some comment abouts abortion and rape during a debate last night which did not sit so well with g.o.p. leaders. the republican said when a woman gets pregnant as a result of rape, that it is, quote, something god intended. his opponent said he doesn't believe god would intend that to happen. murdoch later said that god doesn't contend rape but god controls life and only god has the right to take a life. mitt romney issued a statement saying he disagrees with his comments. >>> one of the most watched races in our region
obama can claim the economy is growing, but governor romney can claim it's not growing fast enough. >> voters have basically drawn their conclusions about the economy already so, you know, the impact that a g.d.p. number can have or that the final jobs report on the friday before the election is going to have is won only at the margins. now, this election is close enough that the margins matter. >> reporter: as west mentioned, the last unemployment before the vote comes out a week from today. surprise in either direction could influence the outcome of the election. >> pelley: anthony, that election is now officially the most expensive in u.s. history. it just passed that milestone. the latest numbers show the presidential campaigns and the super pacs that back them have now raised more than $2 billion. now, some other key numbers in the race. 11 is the number of days before the election. five is the number of points separating the candidates in the latest gallup poll. it shows governor romney ahead of the president 51% to 46%. a "washington post" poll shows the race tighter than th
between president obama and governor mitt romney. who is going to show up in the final showdown? joining me this morning is paul singer. thanks so much for coming in this morning. what kind of fireworks, if any, are we going to expect from tonight's final debate? and certainly we expect to see a very heated discussion over who's got the better plan for addressing u.s. challenges abroad. obama has a record of both successes and defeats over the past four years, so he will be playing defense. obviously a lot of discussion about iran, libya, particularly the death of our ambassador. >> in terms of iran, there was news over the weekend that the u.s. is potentially getting into one-on-one discussions about nuclear weapons in iran. how could that potentially play into this debate tonight? >> for any sitting president there is a bunch of stuff you don't really within to talk about. diplomacy goes on best behind closed doors. the republicans are accusing the administration of selectively leak thing material so they can say oh yes, we have a plan for iran and it depends on us winning the election
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